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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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New York, United States
OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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Round trip ferry ticket for Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Access to the new Liberty Island Museum
Access to the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island
Expert English speaking guide
Gratuities
Lockers for large items on Liberty Island (available for $0.25)
Crown and Pedestal access at the Statue of Liberty

Departure Point

New York, NY 10004, USA

Meet your guide on the steps outside of Castle Clinton's North Entrance. Castle Clinton is inside Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan. Your guide will have your entry tickets. Just show up and tell the guide your name. You do not need to retrieve any tickets.

Return Details

Ellis Island, United States

Tour will end on Ellis Island. Guests can spend more time there if they wish or they can head back on the first ferry returning to Battery Park.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The tour departs promptly and if late, you will NOT be able to catch up and will miss the tour. There are no refunds for missing the tour.
  • Please note the earliest time tour will have the least wait. Later tours will encounter longer wait times.
  • The guided portion of the tour is approximately either 0.5, 2 or 4 hours.
  • Food available for purchase on the ferry, at the Statue of Liberty, and on Ellis Island
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Security screening will take place prior to entering the ferry. Visitors to the park are required to undergo airport-style security screening.
  • Photographs are permitted, but tripods and monopods are prohibited.
  • Children 3 and under free with paid adult ticket.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the meeting point for the Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:The meeting point for this tour is Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park, New York.
Feb 2021
Q:
How much walking will we be doing on the Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:We’ll be on our feet for most of the tour. At both Liberty and Ellis islands, your guide will lead you on a walking tour. The ferry also has multiple levels with stairs and there are about 160 steps to reach the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Feb 2021
Q:
What can I bring with me on the Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:Food, backpacks, strollers, and large items must be checked into lockers before entering the Statue of Liberty. The locker fee isn’t included in the tour price. Also, plan for security screenings before entering the ferry and/or pedestal.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will the visit to the Statue of Liberty pedestal and the museums on Ellis Island be guided?
A:The National Park Service doesn't allow any guides inside the Statue of Liberty pedestal, Statue of Liberty Museum, or Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. You will have time to explore these on your own after an introduction from your guide.
Feb 2021
Q:
What if it rains during my Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade?
A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Traveler Tips


  • "The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are obviously very popular so recommend that you get on the early morning tours to avoid the crowds!" See review
  • "Be prepared to follow instructions and stay with your group for a more pleasurable experience for everyone." See review

Reviews

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3,238 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Liberty 🗽 is worth the trip
Jeffry_D
, Oct 2021
Tour guide Christian was excellent. Really brought the experience to a fantastic level. The information shared was thorough and compelling.
star-5
Lady Liberty is a Must See
Kathleen_M
, Oct 2021
Casey was an amazing tour guide...personable, knowledgeable and organized. It was the perfect amount of time to see both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with the option to stay longer on Ellis Island if we wanted to explore a little more on our own. I highly recommend this tour and if Casey is your guide that is an added bonus.
star-5
Thanks tour guide Casey!!
Shiri_R
, Oct 2021
Casey was our guide and was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He was eager to answer questions and brought to life his families journey as was relevant for this type of trip. He also gave us the best tips like where to sit/stand on the ferry for best views as well as taking so many great photos of our family. Having Casey as our guide really enhanced our experience. Thanks Casey!!
star-5
Statue of Liberty 2 hour tour
Beth_Z
, Oct 2021
Danny was such a fun and knowledgeable guide. My daughter and I could of spent all day with him. Such a sweetheart!
star-5
We had a wonderful tim...
Mario_B
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful tim definitely do it again sat next to a wonderful couple our server was on point and the food was delicious and we got a lot of good pictures
star-5
Great tour
KameronT_F
, Oct 2021
Daniel did a great job with the tour. Very knowledgeable!! He was very enthusiastic in sharing the history of the Statue of Liberty !
star-5
Excellent guide
Kathleen_B
, Oct 2021
Learning both the history and current day about both Statue of Liberty and Ellis from our guide. Casey was excellent.
star-5
Lady Liberty Rocks
Monica_S
, Oct 2021
Our guide Kevin!!! So knowledgeable and fun, he made this a great day! He was very careful of keeping us together too. I would do this tour again!
star-5
Informative tour
faith_m
, Oct 2021
Hearing the story behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Very informative and fun. Personal anecdotes added some flavor.
star-5
Very informative and great guide
Susan_S
, Oct 2021
The ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty. Guide provided information and was very entertaining. I recommend this tour.

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